Monday, October 21, 2013

Notes From A Tilt-a-Whirl

N.D. Wilson's book on wonder and life is excellent. 
So excellent that I wanted to read it again. This is my third  
reading. There's a saying "too many books and not enough 
time" but I will make time for N.D.'s non-fiction. Here is a sample:

“The world is rated R, and no one is checking IDs. Do not try to make it G by imagining the shadows away. Do not try to hide your children from the world forever, but do not try to pretend there is no danger. Train them. Give them sharp eyes and bellies full of laughter. Make them dangerous. Make them yeast, and when they’ve grown, they will pollute the shadows.” 

He put in words how we raised our boys and one daughter. I am not 
sure they are dangerous, but  what he means is they will make a difference.
 Make them yeast to change the world. 
Mine are still rising but I think they will push up and into
the world to give grace and more grace to those they love and their neighbors.
Wilson writes in a circular fashion so be prepared in this book for a ride 
up and around the tilt-a- whirl. He is well read. He crafts sentences that will 
make you stop and go back to underline and read the words again. 
He is "Spot On!"

Reviewed for Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze.

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